State reports warned of Mercedes ISD financial struggles since 2015

State reports show that the Mercedes school district had since 2015 been warned of a financial shift that has now led to as many...

Dozens gather to honor fallen cyclists

McALLEN — Over 100 people gathered here to remember loved ones who were killed while cycling in the Rio Grande Valley. The cyclists, who gathered...

Former Edcouch city manager arrested

Two former Edcouch city employees are facing charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into irregularities at city’s water department. Former interim City Manager Eduardo...

Four candidates emerge in Weslaco election

Four men have tossed their names in the hat for the upcoming election to find a new District 4 Weslaco City Commissioner. With only one...

HUD approves $46M for 2018 flood relief

The skies opened up in South Texas last Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46.4 million in grant funding for...

Cuellar seeks judge’s recusal in Weslaco bribery case

Government prosecutors are challenging a motion to have a federal judge recused from the Weslaco bribery case in which former and current local officials...

Tony Villarreal honored by Texas Senate, has itch to coach again

BY MARK MOLINA STAFF WRITER Throughout a 37-year football coaching career, Tony Villarreal III has experienced big games and racked up wins and championships. Villarreal also received...

Combating cane: Small wasp takes big bite out of invasive plant

MERCEDES — A small insect is proving to be the key to combating an issue that has plagued the border for centuries: carrizo cane. That...

Mercedes ISD may cut 30 jobs to offset decline

Mercedes ISD may cut about 30 positions from the school district to address declining general revenue and a decreasing fund balance, interim Superintendent Maria...

Novel tech gives new understanding to water resources

MERCEDES — Water. It’s an abundant resource that impacts everything we do and with which we are all intimately familiar. But, just how much...